BIO/11 (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
48 lesson hours
Basic notions in Molecular Biology (structure and functions of RNA and DNA, replication, transcription and translation, structure and functions of the eukaryotic cell)
The student will acquire advanced notions on th molecular biology of viruses and on the molecular basis of their interactions with the eukaryotic cell. The student will acquire basic knowledge on the structural biology of macromolecules and its experimental methodology.
Evolution and classification of viruses; Morphology and structure of viral particles; Replication of RNA and DNA viral genomes; Transcription and translation of viral genes; Infectious cycle of the most important viral human pathogens; Notions of antiviral chemotherapy; Notions of Immunology (innate and adaptive immunity). Introduction to the structural biology of macromolecules.
Frontal lessons. Students will have access to the power point presentations
Reccomended or required readings
Dimmock, Easton, Leppard -Introduzione alla virologia moderna - 2017 - Casa Ed. Ambrosiana
David Harper - Virus - 2013 - Zanichelli Ed.
Giovanni Maga - Occhio ai Virus - 2021 - Zanichelli Ed.
Giovanni Maga -AIDS, la verità negata - 2014 - Il Pensiero Scientifico Ed.
Jane Flint, Vincent Racaniello et al. - Principles of Virology (4th edition) -ASM Press
Oral examination. Evaluation scale: 0-30. Evaluation criteria: knowledge of the topics of the course; appropriateness of language; ability to make connections among related topics and to synthesise complex concepts.
Students are welcome to come and talk during the semester for clarifications. Appointmetns should be made by e-mail with Prof. Giovanni Maga at email@example.com
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
Health and wellbeing
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